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Technological advancements in 3D printing and increasing public-private funding for 3D printing activities are to drive the overall 3D printing medical devices market during the forecast period
Based on technology, the market is segmented into suture 3D printing medical devices, electron beam melting (EBM), laser beam melting (LBM), photopolymerization, droplet deposition or extrusion-based technologies, PolyJet technology, and three-dimensional printing (3DP) or adhesion bonding or binder jetting. The photopolymerization segment is expected to hold the largest share of the 3D printing medical devices market in 2017. This is attributed to the widespread application of this technology across the medical industry, for manufacturing surgical guides (orthopedic, dental, and CMF guides), prosthetics and implants, porous scaffolds, and dental restorations.
By type, the surgical guides segment is expected to hold the largest market share in 2017
On the basis of type, the overall market is segmented into surgical guides, surgical instruments, prosthetics & implants, and tissue engineering products. The surgical guides segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2017. 3D printing surgical guides as a part of surgical planning can significantly improve the precision of implant placement and provide accurate implant restorations. Due to this, the demand for precise and affordable guides is increasing; this is the key factor driving the growth of this market segment.
North America is expected to dominate the market in 2017
As of 2017, North America held the largest share of the overall market, followed by Europe. Its large share is attributed to the rising demand for organ transplants across this region. The presence of a highly developed healthcare infrastructure and significant government & private investments to develop advanced 3D printing technologies & applications are the key factors responsible for the large share of this regional segment. Additionally, conferences and trade are also supporting the growth of the market in North America.